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Villagers Take Advantage Of Services At Doorstep

Villagers Take Advantage Of Services At Doorstep
Members of the community at Naroi Village in Moala on May 16, 2018. Photo: Source: DEPTFO News
May 18
11:00 2018

Rural Fijians of Moala island took advantage of various government services on offer from ministries and departments.

The Moala roadshow opened by the Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, Disas­ter Management, and Meteorologi­cal Services, Meleti Banimarama is part of Government’s priority to take services offered by govern­ment and its partners closer to re­mote rural and maritime communi­ties.

Speaking to members of the community at the Naroi Village grounds, Mr Bainimarama reiter­ated Government’s commitment in addressing challenges faced by ru­ral Fijians.

“The objective of the three-day government roadshow is to bring services closer to you and to allow you to make use of the advice and information offered by both Gov­ernment officials and our develop­ment partners,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“Government has always been con­cerned with the challenges faced by some of our rural communities in accessing government services.

 

“This is one of the main reasons for Government to continue to sup­port and promote roadshows in the rural and maritime islands.”

Commissioner Eastern, Luke Moroivalu said that apart from the island of Moala, the islands of To­toya and Matuku were also being targeted.

“This is also an opportunity for school students to scope potential future careers or occupations”, Mr Moroivalu said.

Government roadshows are coor­dinated and hosted by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Develop­ment, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services across the country with an annual budget of $200,000.

SERVICES BEING OFFERED AT

MOALA FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS INCLUDE:

Births, marriages, and death registrations and issuance of cer­tificates by the Ministry of Justice

Provision of agricultural tech­nical assistance and advice to farm­ers by the Ministry of Agriculture

FNPF and Tax Identification Number (TIN) Registrations by Fiji Revenue and Customs Services

Issuance of housing plans and rural housing advice by the Minis­try of Rural and Maritime Develop­ment and National Disaster Man­agement

Social schemes awareness and service provision by the Ministry of Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation

Services by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs

Programme awareness by the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Awareness on crime and drugs by the Fiji Police Force

Geo-tech surveys by the Mineral Resources Department

Source: DEPTFO News

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